Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Owl and Tree of Life necklace

I bought myself a necklace from Baubles and Blessings. I just love owls and the 'tree of life'.

Isn't it cute? I love it.
You can buy necklaces, bracelets, earrings and charms from Baubles and Blessings at their Artfire store.

and check out their Facebook Page

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Brisbane: Kangaroo Point

After a visit to Carindale Westfields my Aunt and Uncle took me to Kangaroo Point in Brisbane, on the Brisbane river. There were a number of sculptures and features around, some of which I photographed.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Cleveland Sands: Lamb Shank, Seafood Platter for one

Another visit to the Cleveland Sands and a new $9 jar cocktail to try. 
This time it is a Buckaroo which contains:
Jim Beam, peach schnapps and apple juice

We then visited the Bistro. Philip was in the mood for lamb shanks with mashed potatoes and gravy

I enjoyed a seafood platter for one. Delicious. 

To view more reviews of The Cleveland Sands click here.

The Cleveland Sands Hotel

Cnr of Middle St and Bloomfield St, Cleveland QLD 4163

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cleveland Sands: Cocktails - Sex On The Beach

The Cleveland Sands has a range of cocktails in jars that cost $9. I decided to try the Sex on the Beach cocktail after my sister Renee gave me a candle with that scent for my birthday.

It was a delicious cocktail which includes:

1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz orange juice

To view more reviews of The Cleveland Sands click here.

The Cleveland Sands Hotel

Cnr of Middle St and Bloomfield St, Cleveland QLD 4163

Friday, 17 October 2014

Redland Bay Hotel: Seafood platter

On my birthday I was whisked to the Redland Bay Hotel in Redland Bay. I was lured with the promise of a Seafood Platter for Two and I was so excited when it arrived that I forgot to take some photos! 

A description from the Redland Bay Hotel website:

Indulge yourself with 2 fresh sand crabs, 2 Moreton bay bugs, fresh prawns, oysters kilpatrick and natural, garlic prawns & served with chips and fresh fruit.
It was delicious! I shared it with Philip, as well as some going to my Aunty Jo and Uncle Dennis. 
I took this photo as I was leaving a very full and happy birthday girl!

Redland Bay Hotel
160 Broadwater Terrace
Redland Bay QLD 4165

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Sushi 79: Sushi 79 Roll

After visiting Apple Store in Westfields Carindale I went for a ride down to Raby Bay Marina and enjoyed the view and the breeze. I felt peckish so called into The Sushi 79 for some sushi. I decided to try another house specialty - Sushi 79 Roll. 

Whilst I waited I took a photo of a wall hanging of a Japanese geisha. 

The Sushi 79 Roll - tempura prawn, avocado, lettuce, cucumber, mayonnaise, fish roe

Six delicious morsels of sushi which were so large I couldn't put them all in my mouth. I had to bite and then try not to drop the remainder of each piece. It's a messy business but lots of fun and enjoyable. Very tasty.

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Apple Genius Bar

Not food related but very exciting. Today I visited the Apple Genius Bar in Carindale, Queensland. I had smashed my iPhone 5 phone screen by dropping the phone onto some bricks in my Aunt and Uncle's driveway. Ouch!

After months of living with the cracked screen I finally decided to pay the $130 it cost for a new screen PLUS they installed a new battery since mine was faulty. Thank heavens! I had very little battery life, with the percentage dropping from 100% to 50% and 20% in a few hours, sometimes shutting off at 20% for some strange reason. It was really annoying.

It took just over half an hour and it was done. So exciting to have a clear screen after so long without one. I think I just saved my eyesight!!

Apple Carindale
Carindale Westfields
1151 Creek Road
Carindale QLD 4152
(07) 3199 2200

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sunshine on the Bay: Seafood Chowder, Barramundi and garlic prawns

A belated birthday dinner for my hubby Philip, we decided to dine at Sunshine on the Bay, in the Stockland Cleveland complex above Woolworths and other shops on Middle Street, Cleveland. .

I love this restaurant, the food and the friendly staff. We ordered a mixed dozen oysters, with four Natural, four Kilpatrick and four Tasman. They were delicious!

Unfortunately my favourite meal, Crab Mornay was not in season so I settled on Seafood Chowder, which is a favourite of mine. It was delicious, with a good amount of seafood, as well as small pieces of potato. It was creamy and went down a treat.

[ Seafood Chowder in Sour Dough Roll -  Delicious creamy San Francisco style
chowder blended with fresh prawns & tender calamari meat. Served with salad. $30 ]

Philip chose Barramundi with Garlic Prwns which came with chips and salad. The fish was well cooked and the chips are always amazing. The salad was nice, although Philip gave some of it for me to finish. I don't like to waste food. 

[ Bayside Barra - An old local favourite! A tasty collation of creamy garlic 
prawns presented over a plate seared Barramundi fillet. (GF option) SM19 LM 35 ]

Another great night at Sunshine on the Bay. Make sure you ask about the Crab Mornay. It is a foodgasm experience not to be missed!

For more reviews of Sunshine on the Bay click here

Sunsine on the Bay
91 Middle St, Cleveland  (above Woolworths)
(07) 3821 2231

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Monday, 6 October 2014

Fiction Bar: Live Music, Scallops and Oysters

\Live music on a Sunday

Cloudy Head Apple Cider

Fresh oysters - yumm!

Scallops with potato mash

Fiction Bar and Restaurant
Seasonal food and terrace
Raby Bay Marina
Shop 9&10/152 Shore St West
Cleveland QLD 4163
(07) 3488 2888

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Wray Organic: Breakfast Toastie and White Rose Goji tea

I love shopping at Wray Organic Market and Cafe in Cleveland. Located in Ross Court (a court off Bloomfield St - where Pizza Hut is located), there is a large range of Organic products from around Australia and the world. They also stock a large range of Gluten-Free products, including meals and desserts in their Cafe. 

I was feeling a bit peckish, having missed breakfast and after perusing the food available settled on a breakfast toastie, made with gluten-free bread. It had organic eggs, ham and tomato. It came with a salad that has their signature wray organic cafe salad dressing. 

 I chose an interesting tea mix of white rose petals and goji berry. It was very nice and from wht I have read, very healthy. The goji berry flavour was lovely and I felt very refreshed.

I didn''t buy a dessert despite the fact it was very tempting. I was eyeing-off a raw dessert when someone else bought it. Oh well. Next time.

Wray Organic Market and Cafe
Ross Court, (off Bloomfield St)
(07) 3488 2288

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Friday, 3 October 2014

Master Noodle: Seafood Laksa

Right next to Subway on Middle Street, Cleveland is Master Noodle. 

One of my favourite meals ever is Seafood Laksa and Master Noodle makes it fresh whilst you wait. They have a great range of noodle dishes and stir fry but Seafood Laksa is calling. Filled with prawns, squid, fish, tofu, thick egg noodles, carrot, bean curd and more. The laksa soup is lovely. A coconut curry soup that clears the sinuses. Not too hot, just right. 

Master Noodle Cleveland
Middle Street  Cleveland 
Queensland Australia

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Funky Mexican Cantina: The Macho burger

A lovely spring day and a visit to the Funky Mexican Cantina on Raby Bay Marina. 

I love the decor

I chose the Crazy Mexican - Tequila, Grand Mariner & Lime Juice $13

The special for the month is the Macho Burger for $16.95

The Crazy Mexican - Tequila, Grand Marnier & lime juice

Fish tacos

The Macho burger $16.95

Jalepeno popper

To view more reviews of The Funky Mexican Cantina click here.

The Funky Mexican Cantina

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Address: 152 Shore Street, Cleveland QLD 4163 

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Thai Siam: Peking duck pancakes; seafood laksa

Another date night at Thai Siam. This time we feel like some Peking Duck pancakes. They were delicious! 

peking duck pancakes

Then I ordered a seafood laksa which was amazing as usual. I have never finished a bowl as there is so much content and soup. A bargain at $10. 

seafood laksa

To view more reviews of the Thai Siam click here.

Thai Siam Restaurant

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